After testing the waters in Sydney and Melbourne, UK-based food delivery startup Deliveroo has decided people in Brisbane should also have the right to order fancy burgers on an app.
Not all Brisbane locals will immediately be able to use the service, which launched in the city Tuesday. Deliveroo, which partners with premium restaurants to deliver food ordered online or on its app, will initially only service the CBD, Fortitude Valley, New Farm, Teneriffe and Spring Hill.
It’s getting things started with 50 restaurants including Jamie’s Italian, Kwan Brothers and Buffalo Bar.
Audi announced Monday morning that it has built a custom A8L Extended limousine for an anonymous European customer. The six-door land yacht clocks in at 20.9 feet long — 3.6 feet longer than the already lengthy 17.3-foot-long A8L.
For some reason, the owner specified the that four rear seats not face one another, as they do in most limos. Instead, they all face forward. Presumably, this person doesn’t want to look at or talk to the passengers they travel with. Read more…
Following the instructions in a tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk, a Tesla owner posted a video to YouTube Monday afternoon showing a Mario Kart Easter egg.
The cheat-code that enables the Easter egg is pretty simple. According to Musk, owners of Tesla vehicles equipped with Autopilot simply need to engage the semi-autonomous driving system four times in quick succession. And, boom, you’re suddenly riding around on a virtual Rainbow Road.
If you do engage this sweet Easter egg, I recommend you stick to the posted speed limit, unlike the Tesla-driving YouTuber. Read more…
The Hollywood-based company, whose name is an acronym for Augmented Reality Holographic Technology, calls its holograms HumaGrams
According to ARHT, its system allows for a kind of 3D experience without the use of special glasses. And while that claim is hard to confirm without seeing the product live, the company did successfully pull off a Tony Robbins event last year in which the motivational speaker “holo-ported” to Australia to deliver an onstage speech to an enthusiastic audience Read more…
The National Weather Service announced on Monday that it will soon stop using all-caps style in its weather broadcasts, ending a long-standing but frequently mocked holdover that stems to the days of typewriters.
“LISTEN UP!” NOAA spokesperson Susan Buchanan writes in an email, “BEGINNING ON MAY 11, NOAA’S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECASTS WILL STOP YELLING AT YOU.”
The weather agency says the changes come as a result of upgrades to its computer system, and that a 30-day notification period is officially underway.
The all-caps style is reportedly a result of an antiquated system that was built to move weather reports over a “wire” made up of teleprinters. Those, the agency explains, resembled “typewriters hooked up to telephone lines.” Read more…